Western Family YMCA

(302) 709-9622

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Western Y Child Care

Check out our childcare options including Preschool, Before and After School Care, School is Out care, and more!

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Personal Training

Western YMCA of Delaware offers certified personal trainers and coaches to help you set and meet your specific goals.

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Our program lineup has something for everyone – fitness, sports, swim lessons, arts and more!

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Middle School Youth In Government

The Youth in Government (YIG) Program offers model legislative and judicial experiences for youth in grades 6 –12. Students learn by doing and have the opportunity to try their hand at leadership in an open and receptive learning environment. REGISTER TODAY!!

Helping Wishes Take Flight

Participate in an enjoyable initiative to contribute to our community. With your donation, you can choose a feather, sign it with your name, and contribute to our Art Mural Wall. This mural serves as a lasting symbol of the assistance we provide to our community and its children.

Spring Program & Camp Registration Begins

Members: January 29th | 9 a.m.
Community: February 5th | 9 a.m.

Spring Programs & Camp Registration opens up for Members Only. Non-members opens Feb. 5th. Start planning for Spring and get registered for Sports, Swim Lessons and more.

Black History Month

Black History Month in February celebrates the impactful contributions of African Americans across history. It’s a dedicated time to recognize their pivotal roles in shaping arts, sciences, politics, and civil rights—reflecting on resilience, strength, and cultural influence. This observance promotes inclusivity and understanding in our shared history. Learn More.


Participate in honoring Black History Month by wearing black on Feb. 23. This act symbolizes respect for the struggles faced by those who paved the way. We aim to raise awareness about institutional and systemic racism globally. It signifies unity with those tirelessly combating injustice, prejudice, and inequity. Together, we contribute to securing a future where all generations have ample opportunities and access to flourish.

Member 5-Punch Guest Pass

Attention all members! Make sure to pick up your 5-punch guest pass. Visit the front desk to redeem it before February 14 and spread the joy of fitness with your friends!

Refer Your Friends and You Get $25! Your Friend Gets $0 Joiner Fee

Stop by at the Front desk with a friend, or three! When your friend joins, we will waive their joiner fee (up to $100 in savings) and add a $25 credit to your account for each friend who joins.

Cardiovascular “Heart Health” Month

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. Get up, get moving and find out about healthy hearts at the Y all month long.

Cherished Moments Ball
Big and Little Dance Event

February 9th | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join us in the Aerobic Room for an enchanting evening of joy and celebration!

Light refreshments, music, and delightful activities await you at this special event.

Sponsored by the Western Y School of Dance.

Valentine’s Day

February 14th

We love our members! Share the love and bring in a friend for free! You may also join us for special fitness classes, such as #BODYATTACKLOVE and Turn Up and Fight for Love on this special day! More information in the Daxko app.

Hip Hop Cardio Dance Celebration

February 18th | 10:45 a.m.

Get ready to break it down as we celebrate half a century of Hip-Hop on February 18th at 10:45am led by our dance instructor team! We’re throwing a high-energy cardio dance party to honor the incredible journey of Hip-Hop culture. We hope to see you there!

Presidents’ Day

February 19th

This event is open to the community! Bring the family and join us at the YMCA. Join us for activities in the lobby and Family Friendly Zumba at 6:30pm.

Sunday Brunch

February 25th | 10 a.m. – Lobby Area

Join us for a stack of smiles and a heap of happiness at The Y – where Sunday brunch means pancakes, treats, and a whole lot of joy! Let’s turn your lazy Sunday into a tasty adventure. See you there!

Teen Night

February 23rd  | 4:45 – 8 p.m.
(Ages 12 – 17)

Join our YMCA staff for fun activities, games, and guest speakers while learning tools to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Parents Night Out

February 23rd | 5:00 – 8 p.m.
(Age 3 – 11)

Drop your kids off at the YMCA and enjoy an evening out! Your kids will enjoy games, pizza, group activities and more!

$25 per child | $15 per additional sibling

Youth Fitness

(Ages 6- 12)

Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sundays  |  10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us in the Gymnasium and we will get your kiddos moving with tons of fun activities like obstacle courses, fitness games, circuit training and more! This program is included in your YMCA family membership.


(6 Weeks – 11 yrs.)

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday: 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Newly Renovated Fitness Center: Brand New State-of-the-Art Cardio Equipment, Strength Circuit, Free Weights, Olympic Lifting Center
  • Functional Training Center: Monkey Bars, Plyo Box, Heavy Bag, and more
  • 2 Indoor pools
  • 2 Outdoor pools (seasonal access)
  • Basketball Gymnasium
  • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Family Locker Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Western Family YMCA in Newark, DE Offers Over 80 Group Exercise Classes Weekly- HIIT, Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Cycling, Zumba, BodyPump, BodyCombat, and more
  • Small-Group Training (fitness training in groups of 3-10 with a certified coach)
  • Instructional Classes such as Swimming, Dance and more
  • Teen Leadership Programs
  • Free Fitness Consultations; Access to Personal Training
  • Free Youth Fitness and Babysitting Options While You Work Out 

Facility Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

*Pools close 15 minutes before facility.


(6 Weeks – 11 yrs.)

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday: 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Kids Zone Hours

Two rooms for drop-in babysitting:

Kids Zone Room One: 6 weeks – 4 years old

Kids Zone Room Two: 5 – 11 years old

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday: 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*Newark YMCA of Delaware’s Hours subject to change. Please check the app for schedules.

For the most up to date holiday schedules, visit the Locations & Hours page.

  • New Years Eve: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • New Years Day: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Francisco Zambrano

Community Executive Director, Western Family YMCA
(302) 510-1201

Jayceelyn Aranton

Membership Experience & Sales Specialist
(302) 709-9622 ext. 7005

Patrick Brady

Aquatics Specialist
(302) 709-9622

Daniel Cooper

Assistant Facilities Director
(302) 709-9622

Chelsea Finch

Fitness Director
(302) 709-9622

Megin Hewes

Sr. Aquatics Director
(302) 709-9622 ext. 7015

Dave Miller

Sr. Child Development Director
(302) 709-9622 ext. 7106

Justin Roberts

Child Development Director, Sports & Teens
(302) 510-1246 Ext. 7008

Daron Simmons

Assistant Facilities Director

Kelsey Stevenson

Child Development Director
(302) 510-1259

Lydia Turner

Membership Experience & Sales Specialist
(302) 709-9622 ext. 7005

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Our Mission

To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.